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    Forum Challenge

    Who can gain the greatest percentage of their body weight before the new year.

    The rules:
    1. You can't cheat and stop training. In order to be in the competition you must do a minimum of 7hrs per week of training.
    2. Weigh in is today or tomorrow and on January 1st.


    Myself: I am coming in at a not so slim or trim 139lbs. I like my chances here. Although I am exercising the vast spreads of Christmas baking in front of me are more that enough replace and then some the calories I burn in a couple of hours of skiing.

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    i'm in, and i guarantee i will not win. will weigh myself tonight or tomorrow.

    my metabolism is too fast, and i have no plans to eat/drink that much for the holdiays...with the exception of a couple giant homemade apple pies. plus...at ~185lbs, it'd take putting on a lot of weight to beat out a short skinny guy.

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    nice

    I like it

    I might have won this competition last year. I gained up big time with the help of a million or so calories from my in-laws. This year...I'm shooting to actually lose another lb or two. Count me out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    Myself: I am coming in at a not so slim or trim 139lbs.
    Are you 4 feet tall? Just wondering how 139 lbs is not slim or trim?

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    Shouldn't this be like golf where a low score wins?
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by _tom_
    Are you 4 feet tall? Just wondering how 139 lbs is not slim or trim?
    I am well over 4 feet tall. I am even taller than 5 feet but not by a huge amount.

    Race weight for me is 130lbs. So 139lbs is not so slim or trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    I am well over 4 feet tall. I am even taller than 5 feet but not by a huge amount.

    Race weight for me is 130lbs. So 139lbs is not so slim or trim.
    You are 5'4" tall. Just a guess. No way I could gain very much, It just disappears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlycrimson
    No way I could gain very much, It just disappears.
    Me too. I'm 6' 3" & hover in the 188-192 range year round.

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    I'll play....

    LMN, I love this idea. It's hilarious.

    We here are the opposite of all the 'I'm fat, need to lose weight' adverts/shows/weight loss programs spread throughout North America.

    But first, your challenge is a bit of BS without age, and height as well. After all the older folks here probably have an easier time gaining than the young.

    My vital stats are as follows: 6'5", 175 lbs, 46 years old.

    The most I ever weighed was 192, twice. Once after 6 weeks of weight lifting and eating a ridiculous amount of food, and two winters back-from eating a ridiculous amount of food.......and not working out.

    By Jan 1st 2010......I better get out the beer and eggnog...

    People should also post what their 7 hours a week consists of. Presently mine consists of boxing, with a bit of elliptical and bike trainer thrown in. I really need to do weights more than anything.

    For the record there's no way I've been at it 7 hours/week since the end of summer. I'll need to bump things up by about double.

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    I'm 40, slightly more than 5' 8" tall, and weighed in at 139.2 this morning. I just started some weight training, so I'm hoping to put on some leg muscle but otherwise doubt I'll gain much weight--I'm your average working stiff and will actually get to ride more than usual during the holidays as I try to slow down at work a little. And I'm heading to Pisgah after Christmas, so with some good luck with the weather I'm hoping to get in some big rides in the mountains.

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    It's going to be hilarious if you guys are still trying to lose the weight in April.
    Isn't LMN a pro or sorta pro rider? He probably has great genetics/work habits and can easily get his weight down.
    Go easy on the Cheetos guys or you might be sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _tom_
    Are you 4 feet tall? Just wondering how 139 lbs is not slim or trim?
    I'm 5'8". I weighed 130 pounds a few years ago when I biked and ran a lot. Everyone thought I had some kind of disease because my face was so bony. People would actually stop me and ask if I was ok. I guess I looked sick but i was actually in the best shape of my life. I weigh under 150 right now and plan on being 140 pounds of muscle this summer.

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    5 foot 7, and weighing in today at 129 pounds. I get into an anorexic phase whenever I go past 130, so I'm sitting out for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    It's going to be hilarious if you guys are still trying to lose the weight in April.
    Isn't LMN a pro or sorta pro rider? He probably has great genetics/work habits and can easily get his weight down.
    Go easy on the Cheetos guys or you might be sorry.

    Me Pro??? No way. My wife and my housemates are all good Pros but I am just an average Joe like everyone else here. I tried to get everyone else in the house to join in but there was no takers. Although today when we were XC skiing Catharine was pulling away from me on the descents, she said it was the structure of the bases but I think is quietly participating.


    More specifics.
    Weight 139lbs.
    Height: 5'5
    Age: 32
    Peak weight achieved 145, minimum as an adult 133lbs.
    Ideal race weight if I was a Pro about 127lbs.

    Weekend workouts:
    Saturday: 2hrs Skate ski, 2hrs Snow shoes.
    Sunday: 3hr Skate ski.

    Now this could be a problem for this challenge but rest assured that on the other end of the equation, the food side, I am pushing hard. I am not going all out though, I did not put Eggnog on my Fruit Loops this morning (if any one did that I am seriously impressed).

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    I love this idea. I'll be forwarding this to all my competitors in the local series along with gift cards to the best bakery in town.

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    I think you're being modest. Something tells me you're definitely not the average Joe. I knew you were married to a big shot but I wasn't sure if you were also a pro or some kind of coach/trainer.
    I can picture the look on the their faces when you asked them to join in on the challenge.

    "uh, no. I think we'll pass" :P

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    I didn't see this before today but I have plenty of ammo to achieve your goal

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    I did not put Eggnog on my Fruit Loops this morning (if any one did that I am seriously impressed).
    It's not eggnog, but I have substituted half & half for milk in my cereal before. Picked it up from my dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    Who can gain the greatest percentage of their body weight before the new year.

    The rules:
    1. You can't cheat and stop training. In order to be in the competition you must do a minimum of 7hrs per week of training.
    2. Weigh in is today or tomorrow and on January 1st.


    Myself: I am coming in at a not so slim or trim 139lbs. I like my chances here. Although I am exercising the vast spreads of Christmas baking in front of me are more that enough replace and then some the calories I burn in a couple of hours of skiing.
    I'll join in for the heck of it.

    Starting weight: 182 lbs.
    Age: 48
    Height: 191.5cm

    A minimum of 7 hours of training every week? Dang, that's getting close to my maximum number of hours at my age. This is day 2 of the challenge and I got 40 minutes on the trainer yesterday, 35 minutes today.

    I'm already down to 180 lbs. I think I'm going in the wrong direction. Where's the cheesecake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrftc
    I didn't see this before today but I have plenty of ammo to achieve your goal

    I'm jealous and would really love to try that Obsidian Stout. Never had it. I'm on the east coast and rarely get to drink stuff from Deschutes. Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale are two of the best I've ever had.

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    No beer for me but Mmmmmm, cheesecake...

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    What an awesome challenge! I love these sorts of things!

    Unfortunately I don't have access to a scale that I can also use on jan 1st as I don't own one, and I only have access to one at work....and I leave this city in 3 days not to return for 2 months, haha.

    I am participating in spirit though. I am only training 5-6 hours a week right now as I am delaying the official start of Base training this year, but with all the goodies at work I am eating like donuts and cookies were EPO-CERA!

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    LOL! I hope I lose big time! I usually gain weight and hit 170lbs around Christmas but this year I have been staying closer to my fit weight and I'll be trying to keep it that way, I was about 155 two days ago...

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    obsidian is on my short list of standard stouts, a tad hoppier than you'd expect but very nicely balanced.

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    mmmm

    3 of these so far and more will be consumed....
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    Weight as of today is 172lbs. I'm eating birthday cake and powdered donuts rite now. Game on...

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    hope it's not to late.

    6'1"; 202lbs

    just got done with a semester in the weight room with a bunch of meat head hs football players. up from about 190 last winter. a season of ski instructing did not help either. mmmm lodge food is my favorite
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    I could win if I went back to dairy and grains. I'll let you guys have fun, though

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    A single cup of Cashews has 786 calories, 63 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 21 grams of protien, and next to no cholesterol. Just saying...
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    Love to play, but fortunately I have a 2 week vacation going, in which, I'll be active, but not training. So can't play by the rules.

    But I'll list my stats just to see if I gain weight.

    Current weight=166.5
    Height = 5' 9.5"
    Age = 43


    Good thing I'm leaving, training is gettin' pretty tough here:
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    Ok, ok, i'll play. age= 22, height= 6'1", and current weight= 155lbs. Currently eating a whole Little Caesars pizza.

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    17 years old, 6', was 152 lbs at the start of the challenge, i'm already at 157 lbs. You should all start eating or i'll win. I am currently eating MnM's and drinking lots of milk

    You should get your wife in the challenge LMN, tell her it's gonna help her gain traction for the slippery mud in Mont-Saint Anne for the world championships. As I live 20km away from Mont-Saint Anne, i will flood the course the night before her event and i will volounteer to create a fatty-friendly course.

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    No fair! I'm 125lbs with 10% body fat and i don't even try to eat that healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Starting weight: 182 lbs.
    Age: 48
    Height: 191.5cm
    Ending weight (morning of 1/1/2010): 185 lbs.

    I guess the cheesecake and holiday meals with all the goodies worked.

    Now, the next week or two will be spent getting back down to 182....

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    I wish I had gotten in on this one. I left the country Dec 5 weighing 147 lbs. I didn't have a scale for the first part of my trip, but I'm pretty sure that I was under 145 as I had been eating lite and sporadic, and walking about 5 hours per day.

    The second part of my trip has been very different, sitting and eating a whole lot. I got on a scale a couple days ago and was 155. Today I'm 157. I'm very glad to be heading home in a couple days to get on the bike.

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    Haven't done my weight in yet. Will tommorow morning (got to be accurate). I did really good the first half of the holidays but sort of fell of the wagon a bit this week.

    Still think I have put on at least a couple.

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    I was a lazy ass, but I did gain weight......which for me is always good. I only worked out once for one hour during the last week, and I gained about 4 pounds. I'm sitting at ~179, up from 175.

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    I guess Part 2 of this challenge will be who can take the weight back off the fastest...

    I'll keep an accurate account of that, then compare with how fast the weight we on, as well as what kind of efforts are required for each. Should be interesting.

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    I didn't gain any weight! It's hard to understand. I even gorged on pizza EVERYDAY!

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    Well I weighed in this morning. 139.8

    Not even a whole pound gained. I must admit I am pretty disappointed in myself. I blame it on carrots, they are so good but have so little calories. Maybe next year I can do better.

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    Yeah it is funny. Even though I pretty much stopped training sometime in october, I continued to stay under 150 with no problem... until the past 2 weeks.

    The secret to gaining was excessive simple carbs combined with a very low metabolic state - sleeping most of the day, sitting and doing nothing the rest of the day.

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